Volunteer Opportunities

TPAN is powered by a community of volunteers who generously lend their time, dedication, and passion to extend our efforts—from our front desk to our Board of Directors. TPAN is grateful for each and every volunteer who assists our mission. We are pleased to partner with corporations, universities, and community-based organizations to create and implement volunteer projects that benefit Chicagoans living with HIV/AIDS. Becoming part of the TPAN family is an exciting way for you and your company to give back.

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Front Desk

Front desk volunteers serve as a welcome face for clients. They provide outstanding, non-judgmental customer services to all office visitors. Front desk volunteers should be well organized, enjoy interactions with the public, possess proficiency with phone and computers, and provide information and director visitors to appropriate resources. To learn more about volunteering, contact Denise.

Events

From fundraising and special events, to our Ride for AIDS Chicago, we can always use more event volunteers. Let us know if you’re interested in volunteering pre-event, on-event, or joining a planning committee. To learn more about event volunteer opportunities, contact Gary.

Prevention Outreach Volunteers

Each year, TPAN distributes more than 150,000 condoms and packets of lubricant, in addition to countless information packets for safer sex practices. Our outreach efforts aren’t possible without the help of volunteer groups. Packets are assembled weekly and monthly after work hours. Join an established time, or arrange a time with our prevention staff for your group to help. To assist our prevention staff, contact Aquea.

Internships

TPAN is pleased to offer internship opportunities for undergraduate students. Current internship opportunities are available for social work students working with our case management department. Internships run through the fall and spring semesters. We are grateful for the continued support of Northeastern Illinois University's School of Social Work. For more information, contact Julie.

Client Advisory Board (CAB)

Members of the Client Advisory Board (CAB) assist TPAN in fulfilling its mission to provide effective and inclusive programs for those affected by HIV and related illnesses. CAB members discern and communicate emerging needs of TPAN's clients, providing input on the quality and efficacy of existing HIV-related services, and give voice to underserved needs.

CAB members will:

  • Meet four times a year, once per quarter
  • Discuss and review the results of the annual Client Satisfaction Survey—an anonymous evaluation that makes TPAN staff aware of needed improvements to programs and practices
  • Provide direct feedback regarding HIV services in their region
  • Collect and present the opinions of fellow clients regarding current programs and/or needs in programs

Questions about joining the CAB? Contact Jessie.

Board of Directors

TPAN’s Board of Directors supports our staff in ensuring the success of our agency. Motivated individuals are welcome to join the Board. Candidates must be committed to our mission, be ready to take on a leadership position, and want to help direct a growing organization. We are seeking members who can actively engage in and guide efforts to shape and strengthen our programmatic direction, strategic vision, financial stability, and community presence. The ideal candidate is someone who can be an effective advocate and fundraiser for TPAN. For information about serving on the board of directors, please contact CEO Patti Capouch.

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